While the technology that connects driving habits with insurance rates is just hitting Utah's consumer market, the state of Utah has been using electronic tools to monitor its fleet for the past year.
In 2012, state agencies began installing telematic devices to collect driving data, such as speeding, start and stop times and vehicle routes. Today, nearly 100 state-owned vehicles have the gadgets and the data is reviewed daily by agency supervisors, said Marilee Richins, operations officer for the Utah Department of Administrative Services.
"It's been hugely effective with the agencies that use it," Richins said. "Just knowing the thing is monitoring drivers makes a difference. That's the consensus."